Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor, Business, Equipment

Letters: Fees Equal Taxes, Lowering Tire Costs

A few weeks ago, I received a call from the staff of U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.). My family operates a business with more than 750 pieces of equipment constantly on the road in America.

December 3, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Safety

Letters: Pilot Shortage

I just heard about the impending pilot shortage and the new regulatory requirement for 1,500 hours to qualify — five times the existing requirement.

November 19, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Driver Pay Revisited

This is in reference to a story headlined “Design Transportation Offers Higher Driver Pay, Bonuses,” which appeared in the Oct. 22 issue on p. 11.

November 12, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Irked by Fiat

Your item titled “Ram to Add Commercial Division” caught my eye and my ire.

November 5, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: ‘Good Stuff’ Awards

Thank you for continuing the legacy of my late uncle, Mike Russell. I always get goose bumps when I see his name mentioned, even six years after his untimely passing.

October 22, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business, Technology

Letter: Mismarked Bridges

This letter is in regard to the Sept. 24 TTNews.com story with the headline “GPS Devices Causing Trucks to Hit Low Overpasses, Sen. Schumer Says.”

October 15, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business, Safety, Government

Letters: 85 mph Road, Driver Shortage, Biofuels vs. Food

This is in reference to your Sept. 17 issue story about the proposed 85 mph speed limit for 41 miles of State Highway 130 in Texas (p. 3).

October 8, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letter: Alabama Truck Stops

Alabama needs more name-brand truck stops. I’m an Alabama native who is an over-the-road truck driver living in Northern Virginia. I get a chance on a regular basis to compare trucking facilities and the economic effect they have on communities from state to state.

September 17, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Business

Letters: Heat Waves & Tires, Transportation’s Vote

The Aug. 6 issue of Transport Topics had an article headlined “Heat Wave Causing More Tire Failures, Adds Strain on Drivers, Fleet Execs Say” (p. 6). If there ever was a reason to maintain proper air pressure in tires, whether they are retreads or virgin tires — because there is no difference — it is hot weather.

September 10, 2012
Letters to the Editor, Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Letter: Do the Right Thing

Let me understand you correctly: If a driver runs out of time 30 minutes from the yard and is on an electronic onboard recorder, “He either spends the night 20 miles from home or, more likely, breaks the law and comes to the yard anyway.”

September 3, 2012

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